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1. Quintilian, Institutes of Oratory, 1.4.4, 2.1.4 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •gellius (aulus), on language Found in books: Bua (2019) 132
1.4.4.  Nor is it sufficient to have read the poets only; every kind of writer must be carefully studied, not merely for the subject matter, but for the vocabulary; for words often acquire authority from their use by a particular author. Nor can such training be regarded as complete if it stop short of music, for the teacher of literature has to speak of metre and rhythm: nor again if he be ignorant of astronomy, can he understand the poets; for they, to mention no further points, frequently give their indications of time by reference to the rising and setting of the stars. Ignorance of philosophy is an equal drawback, since there are numerous passages in almost every poem based on the most intricate questions of natural philosophy, while among the Greeks we have Empedocles and among our own poets Varro and Lucretius, all of whom have expounded their philosophies in verse. 2.1.4.  The two professions must each be assigned their proper sphere. Grammatice, which we translate as the science of letters, must learn to know its own limits, especially as it has encroached so far beyond the boundaries to which its unpretentious name should restrict it and to which its earlier professors actually confined themselves. Springing from a tiny fountain-head, it has gathered strength from the historians and critics and has swollen to the dimensions of a brimming river, since, not content with the theory of correct speech, no inconsiderable subject, it has usurped the study of practically all the highest departments of knowledge.
2. Gellius, Attic Nights, 1.7.1, 9.14.6-9.14.7, 12.1 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •gellius (aulus), on language Found in books: Bua (2019) 134